One Quarter of Kids Asthma Cases Obesity-related: Study

A study including health data for more than 500,000 children in the U.S. suggests obesity might be to blame for about a quarter (23 to 27 percent) of asthma in children who are obese. This could mean about 10 percent of all kids ages 2 to 17 with asthma — almost 1 million children in… Continue reading One Quarter of Kids Asthma Cases Obesity-related: Study

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Intermittent Fasting No Better for Weight Loss: Study

Intermittent fasting helps lose weight and promotes health. However, it is not superior to conventional calorie restriction diets, according to a large study. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and Heidelberg University Hospital have found out in a study called HELENA — the largest investigation on intermittent fasting to date – that intermittent… Continue reading Intermittent Fasting No Better for Weight Loss: Study

Podcast: The Power of Gratitude in Your Life and Brain

Gratitude. It’s a buzzword for personal growth. We’re told from the time we’re just tiny tots to say thank you and show gratitude, even when we don’t feel like it. But gratitude has power. Real power. Gratitude can change your outlook on life.Gratitude can change your hormone balance.Gratitude can influence behavior.Gratitude can ease anxiety and… Continue reading Podcast: The Power of Gratitude in Your Life and Brain

The Power of Gratitude in Your Life and Your Brain

Gratitude is an important aspect of human social interaction. It is valued by both religious and secular people and societies. It can also have a unique and profound impact on your brain – and your life! The Roman statesman Cicero said of gratitude that it “is not just the greatest of virtues, but the parent… Continue reading The Power of Gratitude in Your Life and Your Brain

What Two Tribes Tell Us About The Western Diet

A South American tribe living in near-total isolation with no Western dietary influences showed no increase in average blood pressure from age one to age 60, according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In comparison, a nearby tribe whose diet includes some processed foods and salt did… Continue reading What Two Tribes Tell Us About The Western Diet

Podcast: Tryptophan and the Real Reason Your Uncle Falls Asleep Every Thanksgiving

It happens in living rooms and family rooms across America on Thanksgiving. Heck, it even happens right at the dining room table in some houses! Family members falling asleep after downing a luscious turkey dinner with all the trimmings on Thanksgiving. Football games go unwatched. Heartwarming holiday movies go unseen. Snoring abounds. Okay, I’m exaggerating… Continue reading Podcast: Tryptophan and the Real Reason Your Uncle Falls Asleep Every Thanksgiving

Tryptophan and the REAL Reason Your Uncle Falls Asleep Every Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in the United States is 2 days away. On this day each year, we gather together with loved ones and other people we can’t stand to give thanks for the fact that the Pilgrims built the first casino on Plymouth Rock and gave it to the Indians. That’s not it? Wow, is my history… Continue reading Tryptophan and the REAL Reason Your Uncle Falls Asleep Every Thanksgiving

A Simplified Guide to Protein Intake

Protein. With fat, carbohydrate and water, a macronutrient you (quite literally) can’t live without. But the question I get a lot (really a lot!) is “how much?” It’s an important question that has had a lot of confusion built around it, mostly by the weight loss/muscle gain scammers in the fitness industry. Whether you are… Continue reading A Simplified Guide to Protein Intake

Youth Concussion Recommendations Updated

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its concussion recommendations to support children and teens engaging in light physical activity and returning to school as they recover. The report, revised for the first time in eight years, also advises against complete removal of electronic devices, such as television, computers and smartphones, following a concussion.… Continue reading Youth Concussion Recommendations Updated